We are Made of Grass, Soil, and Trees
We are Made of Grass, Soil and Trees by Ayaka Yamamoto. First edition, first impression large format hardback in new condition. Signed by Ayaka Yamamoto to title page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About We are Made of Grass, Soil, and Trees
Each summer, Japanese photographer Ayaka Yamamoto travels to European countries whose languages she does not speak – Latvia, France, Belarus etc. – driven by her interest in “pre-linguistic” communication.
The models in her otherworldly, sensitive yet heavy portrait photographs are girls she asks herself, using sounds and gestures, or finds through friends. In her foreword, she explains that “by giving things names, people feel like they can know all things in this world.” Once language is removed, however, “you might be able to see the nature of an existence without belonging to any one person, place, or thing.”
The photobook “We are made of Grass, Soil and Trees” consists of photographs taken in Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania taken between 2014 and 2017.